Government (six units) probes the impact of history on our government, the influence of many governments and federalism. Students study forms of government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and branches of government. Citizenship privileges and responsibilities, public opinion and politics, the media, interest groups and lobbying are also explored. Students will also study political parties and the election process.
Twelfth grade students study the role of government, the international trade policy, poverty, privatization, economic expansion, and industrial growth. They learn about economic opportunity including small business, franchising, chain stores, the sole proprietor and business partnership. Students learn about stock exchanges, buying stock on margin, commodities futures, market dynamics and Black Monday. They study watchdog agencies, the Federal Reserve, taxation, inflation, savings, and budget imbalances. Twelfth grade students study the American dollar and world economy, developing a financial plan, and a money management checklist.
The Economics course (six units) studies the role of government, the international trade policy, poverty, privatization, economic expansion, and industrial growth. Students learn about economic opportunity including small business, franchising, chain stores, the sole proprietor and business partnerships. Other topics covered are: stock exchanges, buying stock on margin, commodities futures, market dynamics, Black Monday, watchdog agencies, the Federal Reserve, taxation, inflation, savings and budget imbalances. Students will also study the American dollar and the world economy; develop a financial plan and a money management checklist.
Starline Press is a character-based, state standards aligned, individualized and independent learning curriculum. Social Studies programs cover grade specific social studies topics including history, geography, citizenship, government and economics. Aligned to California state standards, each grade level provides self-directed instruction with minimal teacher supervision. Grades 3-8 complete twelve units (booklets) per year, with a suggested 3 week completion time frame. Grades 9-12 complete 5 booklets per semester or 10 per year. Consumable booklets are colorfully illustrated soft cover, although newer printings are more like booklets and do not have the perfect binding and glossy covers. Each grade level incorporates vocabulary lists, fill in the blank questions, chapter reviews, and unit tests, and writing assignments including reports and term papers. Please see publisher website for CA state standards correlation. Sold only as complete sets which include answer and test keys. ~ Deanne